María José Gonzalez Executive Director, MAR Fund

Updated: Sep 15

Earth Live interviews Conservation Hero Maria Jose Gonzalez Executive Director of the Mesoamerican Reef Fund (MAR Fund).


Born in Guatemala, Maria focuses on the conservation, restoration, and sustainable use of the Mesoamerican Reef, the second-largest reef system in the world. Spanning the territorial waters of Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico, it is the backbone ecosystem for the Mesoamerican eco-region, critical to the ecological and economic health of the entire Southern Atlantic area.


Maria has helped establish an endowment fund of over $27 million and mobilized over $25 million for regional projects.



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